Why the hoopla?
Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphone line literally went big this year. The first Galaxy Note sported a 5.3-inch screen and was unveiled in Germany in late 2011 but wasn’t available for purchase stateside until early 2012. The Galaxy Note II — with its even bigger 5.55-inch screen — wasn’t unveiled until late 2012. Splitting the difference between phone and tablet form factors is no easy task, but Samsung is apparently making it work.
[T]he Galaxy Note II is an excellent device, however you want to classify it. In my week with this phone-tablet crossover, I’ve noticed that I’m using my Nexus 7 tablet less, and I’m dreading the idea of going back to the smartphones that I once thought were just the right size. There’s room for a device that straddles the line between both, and Samsung is showing everyone how it’s done.
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